10 weeks of Pesta Ubin in 2017!

Save the dates! This year, Pesta Ubin will be for 10 weeks! Starting on 10 May (Wed) Vesak Day with the Tua Pek Kong festival! And Ubin Day as the Grand Finale on 16 Jul (Sun).
Authentic wayang, fun Run through rustic Ubin,
Kampung Games and Kampung Photobooth.
Just a few of the many many activities during Pesta Ubin.
Over these ten weeks, people and groups who love Ubin will organise special activities for the public to celebrate Pulau Ubin.

Right now, we are working hard to organise awesome activities for you! Including activities that will happen every weekend of Pesta Ubin.

Find activities to suit your schedule and interest. 'Like' the Pesta Ubin facebook page to get the latest updates!

Pulau Ubin is open every day. Here's more about what to see and do on Ubin.

Want to contribute a Pesta Ubin activity?
Everyone is welcomed to contribute suitable activities for Pesta Ubin! Activities that passionately highlight Ubin's unique charms. Its culture, kampung life, nature and wildlife, Ubin land and sea. Through these activities, we hope to also raise awareness of Pulau Ubin and issues on Pulau Ubin.

Pesta Ubin is held in the kampung spirit! Indulging in the Ubin Way: laid back, relaxed. Friendly and homely. Celebrating the traditional and natural. Getting to know one another as we explore and enjoy Pulau Ubin.

More about what activities are suitable for Pesta Ubin and and how to contribute a Pesta Ubin activity here.

Want to volunteer for Pesta Ubin?
Pesta Ubin is a community event that brings everyone together. There will be many opportunities to join in as a volunteer. More details will be available soon, but meanwhile, here's how you can help. 'Like' the Pesta Ubin facebook page to get the latest updates!

What is Pesta Ubin?
Pesta Ubin is Ubin Open House! Pesta Ubin is the highlight of each year of 'Celebrating Ubin', which is made possible by the Friends of Ubin Network (FUN). FUN brings together those who are committed to working together for Ubin.

Pesta, pronounced ‘Pays-ta’, is Malay for festival or party. Pesta often describes festivities that bring a community together, such as a wedding; or a cultural celebration. (It is NOT an Italian dish: which is ‘pasta’.)

Every weekend: FREE colouring the big Pulau Ubin Fun Map at Uncle Lim's shop

Let's colour this rare map together! This intricate 15-year old map is full of details of Ubin kampungs, places, people. Some of which are already lost. Also, the amazing mangroves, forests and wildlife that abound on the island and in the waters around it.
Let's colour this rare map together during Pesta Ubin!
It takes hours to colour this antique map! Come to Uncle Lim's shop to colour a shared copy of the map with everyone. This colouring activity is free.

If you want a map of your own, limited copies are for sale at Uncle Lim's shop throughout Pesta Ubin. Thank you to Uncle Lim for hosting this Pesta Ubin activity.

Every weekend: FREE Kampung Photo Booth at Uncle Lim's shop

Have a FREE Kampung makeover!
Just drop by Uncle Lim's shop at the centre of Ubin Town. Choose from cool props and quirky kampung accessories. Take a photo and post it #PestaUbin so your friends share in the fun at Pesta Ubin! Available every weekend of Pesta Ubin!


10-14 May: Tua Pek Kong Festival, learn with the Singapore Heritage Society

On the fourth month of the Lunar calendar, when the moon is full, Pulau Ubin bursts with celebrations!
Wayang shows go on during the day and night!
For six days and six nights, the birthday of Tua Pek Kong is honoured with colourful festivities. Ubin Jetty is decked out in colourful flags and lanterns, and Ubin Town is host to lavish rituals. The ancient Wayang Stage at Ubin Town comes alive with traditional opera in glittering costumes as well as more modern vibrant celebrations. Pilgrims and worshippers make their way to Ubin to celebrate.

20 May (Sat): FREE Pesta Ubin Run 2017

Join this free scenic run which brings you through rustic landmarks in Pulau Ubin. Run, Learn, Explore! Registration now open, sign up now!
Come join this fun run at rustic Pulau Ubin!
This event is organised by CT Runners with Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru Community Sports Club, Queenstown Community Sports Club, Buona Vista Community Sports Club

3 Jun (Sat): Balik Chek Jawa with the Chek Jawa community

FREE, no registration required, just come to Chek Jawa! Volunteer guides will be stationed all over the boardwalk to share about Chek Jawa's amazing wildlife. From monkeys to wild boar, birds to butterflies, crabs to mudskippers, and fascinating plants of the mangroves and shores, some of which are rare elsewhere. If we are lucky we may encounter otters or even a dugong.
Wong Ley Kun leading the free guided tour of Chek Jawa by the Naked Hermit Crabs
A spectacular view at from the Jejawi Tower! 
Also lots of activities for kids and the family at House No. 1, Chek Jawa's Visitor Centre. (There will be NO activities on the seashores).


16 Jul (Sun): Ubin Day

The Grand Finale of Pesta Ubin! Come to the Assembly Area for Kampung Games, booths by passionate Ubin interest groups, kids activities and more!
The many volunteers and supporters of Ubin
at Ubin Day 2016.

Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Assembly Area.

No charge, the activities are free!
No registration required.